If the area to be

**covered**is a square or rectangle, you easily can**calculate**the amount of**pea gravel**needed by hand. Measure the length, width and depth in feet of the area to be**covered**. Multiply the three numbers together. Divide by 27 to get the number of cubic yards of**pea gravel**needed.Also know, how many square feet does a ton of pea gravel cover?

1 Ton of Sand will cover between 80 to

**100 square feet**at a 2 inch depth approximately. 1 Cubic Yard of Gravel can weigh between 2,400 to 2,900 lbs. or up to one and a half tons approximately. 1 Ton of Gravel will cover between 80 to 120 square feet at a 2 inch depth approximately.1

## How deep should pea gravel be?

Generally, you work the soil

**about 6 inches**deep, remove any weeds, lay down**2 inches**of coarsely textured base rock (also called crushed rock), and cover that with a 3-inch-deep layer of pea gravel.2

## How deep should a pea gravel patio be?

Before you lay the pea gravel, you will need to cover the surface of the patio with landscape fabric. You can lay this fabric directly over the soil if you're using soil as the foundational base, or on top of the tamped-down packed stone, which you should fill to a depth of

**about 2.5 inches**before adding the fabric.3

## How heavy is a yard of pea gravel?

One cubic yard of

**gravel**can weigh between 2,400 to 2,900 lbs. Or up to one and a half tons approximately. Generally, a cubic yard of**gravel**provides enough material to cover a 100-square-foot area with 3 inches of**gravel**.4

## How deep should pea gravel be for a playground?

Before using pea gravel for playgrounds, you should first consider: Depth – According to the National Safety Council pea gravel should be placed on top of a prepared surface and should have a minimum depth of

**12 inches**around equipment, in a 6 foot fall zone.5

## How many square feet does a ton of pea gravel cover?

1 Ton of Sand will cover between 80 to

**100 square feet**at a 2 inch depth approximately. 1 Cubic Yard of Gravel can weigh between 2,400 to 2,900 lbs. or up to one and a half tons approximately. 1 Ton of Gravel will cover between 80 to 120 square feet at a 2 inch depth approximately.6

## How deep should a gravel driveway be?

To determine this, you need to multiply your driveway's length (in feet), width (in feet), and depth (in feet), then divide by 27 to get the cubic yards of gravel. The depth of the gravel can vary, but should be at least

**4 to 6 inches**.7

## How much does a cubic yard of pea gravel cover?

Divide the 0.167 cubic feet by

**27 cubic feet**per yard to get 161.7 square feet that can be covered by 1 full yard of the pea gravel. In other words, 1 cubic yard will spread out to a rectangle that measures 10 feet wide by approximately 16 feet long and 2 inches deep.8

## How much does a load of pea gravel cost?

The general range for a cubic yard of plain pea gravel is

**about $30 to $35**, and a ton will cost about $40 to $45. For a colored variety, expect to add an extra $20 to $50 to those prices. If you buy in bulk, or 10 or more tons at a time, you may be able to get the price down to as low as $15 to $20 per ton.9

## How do you calculate how much gravel is needed?

To

**measure**the driveway in cubic feet, multiply the length by width by depth. For cubic yards, divide the total cubic feet by 27. Because one cubic yard of**gravel**is equal to 1.13 tons,**you**can multiply your total cubic yards by 1.13 to convert this measurement to tons.10

## How many square feet does a ton of rock cover?

Coverage Chart | ||
---|---|---|

One Ton of Rock Covers: | One Cubic Yard of Soil or Wood Mulch Covers: | |

240 square feet | 1” deep | 300 square feet |

120 square feet | 2” deep | 150 square feet |

80 square feet | 3” deep | 100 square feet |

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## How do I know how much rock I need?

**Sand, Gravel and Dirt**

- LENGTH X WIDTH = SQUARE FT. Example: 10 x 10 = 100 Sq. Ft.
- SQUARE FT. X DEPTH = CUBIC FT. Example: 100 x .5 (OR 6 INCHES) = 50 Cubic Ft.
- CUBIC FT. DIVIDED BY 27 = CUBIC YARDS.
- CUBIC YARDS X 1.35 = TONS. Example: 1.852 Cubic Yards x 1.35 = 2.501 Tons.
- Compacted Tons. 2.501 X 1.33 = 3.327 Tons.

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## How do you figure tons of gravel?

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 21.6 (the amount of cubic feet in a

**ton**). The final**figure**will be the estimated amount of**tons**required.13

## How many tons are in a dump truck?

Transfer dump trucks typically haul between 26 and

**27**short tons (**23.6**and 24.5 t;**23.2**and**24.1**long tons) of aggregate per load, each truck is capable of 3-5 loads per day, generally speaking.14

## How many yards of gravel do I need?

Convert the dimension in inches to feet (6” ÷ 12” = 0.5') Multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of cubic feet (0.5' x 12' x 12 = 72 cubic feet) Divide the cubic feet by the number of cubic feet in a cubic

**yard**(27) to find the number of cubic**yards**(72 ÷ 27 = 2.67 cu. yd.).15

## How much does a ton of 57 stone cost?

Minimum Cost:

**$27.50**per ton of basic landscaping crushed stone when 23 or more tons are purchased at one time. Costs increase per ton when fewer tons are ordered. Maximum Cost:**$64.20**per ton of white marble crushed stone, not including delivery.16

## How much river rock do I need calculator?

To find this number, decide how deep you want the

**rocks**to be, such as 2 inches. Convert the inches into feet by dividing 2 by 12 to get 0.167. Multiply the square footage by the depth, such as 60 times 0.167 for about 10 cubic feet. When you divide the cubic feet by 27, you get the number in cubic yards.17

## How many cubic yards are in a dump truck?

Dump trucks are rated by how many cubic yards they carry. The average commercial dump truck holds anywhere from

**10**to**14**cubic yards of dirt. Find out more about Earth Haulers' hauling equipment.18

## How many cubic yards are in a ton?

Since there are

**2000**pounds in a ton this is**2700.2000**=**1.35**tons per cubic yard and thus**15 cubic yards**weighs**1.35**× 15 = 20.25 tons.19

## How much does a bag of pea gravel weigh?

If you determined that you need to cover 10 cubic feet, simply multiply the project size by

**100 pounds**, the weight of 1 cubic foot, or two bags, of pea gravel, which gives you 1000. Divide this by the**50 pounds**that each bag weighs to determine the actual number of bags to buy.